Monday, October 31, 2011

Music Download: Immortal Technique - The Martyr Mixtape

Just a few days ago Immortal Technique blessed us with some new music! Clink the link below to download The Martyr Mixtape. There's definitely some bangers on here.  It features appearances from Styles  P, dead prez, Vinnie Paz, Poison Pen, and many more. Peep it!

Download: Immortal Technique - The Martyr Mixtape

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Video: Jordan Brand: Love The Game

Check the dope new commercial from Jordan Brand featuring Dwayne Wade, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul showing how they've been getting down while the NBA is locked out. Another highlight of this commercial is the audio track is AWOL One and Daddy Kev's classic joint, "Rhythm" off their Souldoubt LP. Peep it!

Music Download: Veezus - Obsession feat. Ericka Guitron

Check the new joint, "Obsession," from the homey Veezus, formerly known as Yung-V. It features Ericka Guitron on the hook. This is a dope joint! Stream and download for free below.

Video: Evidence - Inside Cats & Dogs

It's a toss up between a few albums for my favorite of the year right now, but one of the candidates is Cats & Dogs by Evidence. Check the videos below as EV breaks down the album track for track. I found all of these videos to be interesting. Evidence is by far one of the realest and illest MCs in  the game. Peep it!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Music Video: Rakaa - Crown of Thorns feat. Aloe Blacc

Peep the latest music video from Rakaa Iriscience. "Crown of Thorns," featuring Aloe Blacc is on the album of the same title. The video was directed by Jason Goldwatch.

Music Download: Stevie Crooks - Punishment

Check the new joint from Southern California's favorite VILLAIN, Stevie Crooks. The track, "Punishment" is featured on his upcomong project, VLNS NVR DIE, set to drop at the end of November.

On "Punishment," Crooks pays homage to the late great Big Pun. Click below to download.

Download: Stevie Crooks- Punishment

Mr. Dibbs In Serious Need of Help

Legendary DJ and producer Mr Dibbs has been having serious medical conditions this year. Last month he was diagnosed with Cirrhosis which is the scarring of the liver and poor liver function. It is the final phase of chronic liver disease.

He is no longer able to work being that he is in and out of the hospital too much. In just a month, having no insurance, his medical bills have reached over $485,000. Please, if you can spare it, any amount would help.

You can make donations directly to Brad through the paypal account email Go to Paypal, click send money, in the TO address type in: You can follow Brad’s progress on his twitter.

If you're not familiar with Mr. Dibbs, peep the video below and get familiar!

Music Video: Kosha Dillz - Sweatpants Song

Check the new  and very funny video from Kosha Dillz joint, "Sweatpants Song." It's featured on his latest EP, Gina and The Garage Sale, produced by Shuko and Fonty. The video was directed by Robbie Barclay Buy the song/ EP here. 

Monday, October 24, 2011

Immortal Technique - The Martyr Tour

Check the tour dates for Immortal Technique on The Martyr Tour. Technique will soon be releasing the free mixtape, The Martyr. The tour kicks off this Friday, October 28 in Syracuse, NY. I'm gonna try to either catch him on 11/20 in Pomona or 11/21 in LA. Expect to see Chino XL and Poison Pen alongside Technique on the tour as well. Click below to check out the new joint, "Toast To The Dead," which was produced by J Dilla.

Download: Immortal Technique - Toast To The Dead (Prod. by J Dilla)

Music Video: Duck Sauce - Big Bad Wolf

After releasing the single a fea days ago, Duck Sauce dropped the video for "Big Bad Wolf" today. This is one trippy video! It was directed by Keith Schofield. Peep it!

Music Download: Non Flaco - Lethal feat. Planet Asia

Peep the fresh new joint from EQ and Destruct, collectively known as Non Flaco. "Lethal" featuring Planet Asia is a banger from Non Flaco's soon to be released full length record. Click below to stream. Also check out EQ's Soundcloud page for fresh $100 beats!
  Non Flaco - Lethal Feat. Planet Asia by EQ Beats

Friday, October 21, 2011

Da ILL Spot 2 Year Anniversary feat. Planet Asia tonight!



Presented by  The Noise Academy

October 21, 2011


Aladdin Jr. 2
296 W 2nd St.
Pomona, CA 91766
Hosted by MC EWOK One

Ill cuts byDJ Equip

Open Mic 9:30-10:00PM

All Ages


Food and Drink

Full Bar 21 +

Free Parking

Planet Asia

Curtiss King

Weapon Of The Masses

Poetik Force (Birthday Set)

Blak King

Laelo Hood

Hazmat Da God

Special Performances from:

B.A.D. Company


Keon Supreme

Body Art by Pops



Thursday, October 20, 2011

Video: Pete Rock - Soul Survivor Documentary

Soul Survivor by Pete Rock is hands down one of my favorite albums. It's just ill track after ill track featuring some of the most legendary MCs ever. I actually need a new copy. Mine is super scratched!

The album was released in 1998 and a camera crew was on hand to document some of the recording sessions, fearturing CL Smooth, Method Man, Prodigy, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Black Thought, MC Eiht, and others. Below the video is broken down into 5 parts. Peep it!

Video: Ryan Spencer Director's Reel 2011

The homey Ryan Spencer is one of the dopest up and coming music video directors around. Check out his director's reel from this year below and hit him up to do your video!

Music Video: B.A.D Company (Bars & Drums) - Fight Music

Check the first official video from LA super trio, B.A.D Company aka Bars & Drums, featuring Pawz One, Destruct and Asterix. "Fight Music" was also produced by Asterix and is the lead single to the debut album, Bars and Drums, set to release on November 29, 2011. DJ Limegreen is also on the cuts in this joint. The video was directed by the homey Ryan Spencer.

If you're local, you can catch B.A.D Company rocking Da Ill Spot 2 Year Anniversary tomorrow!

Music Download: Ariano - Never Give Up feat. LD (prod. by Evidence)

Peep the latest joint from the homey Ariano, "Never Give Up," featuring LD on the cuts. It was produced by Evidence. Click below to download.

Download: Ariano - Never Give Up feat. LD

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Cypress Hill Smokeout Delayed Til March 2012

People have been patiently awaiting the lineup announcement for the 2011 Cypress Hill Smokeout for almost 2 months. It had previously been scheduled to take place on November 5, 2011. However, yesterday it was announced that the festival will now be held on March 3, 2012.

The only acts announced up to this point are Sublime With Rome and of course, Cypress Hill. Stay tuned for more names to be released soon. Below is the official press release.

Guerilla Union, the independent live events company behind world-class platforms such as ROCK THE BELLS and PAID DUES, announced earlier this year the return of the annual CYPRESS HILL SMOKEOUT FESTIVAL. The festival has been rescheduled to March 3, 2012 at the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, CA. All purchased ‘Early Bird’ pre-sale tickets will be upgraded and honored at the new festival date. Sublime with Rome and Cypress Hill have signed on for exclusive performances, with many more artists to be announced soon.

The festival was originally slated to take place on November 5, 2011. Chang Weisberg, owner and founder of Guerilla Union, states, "Due to several scheduling conflicts and in an effort to produce the world class music festival we all expect of this annual extravaganza, more time was needed to book the best possible show for our fans, artists, and our patients." All tickets purchased during Guerilla Union’s ‘Early Bird’ pre-sale promotion (that took place from July 16 – July 29 earlier this year), will be upgraded and honored at the new festival date. Weisberg adds, "We're also hooking up our fans who bought pre-sale tickets with an upgrade." Detailed information on ticket upgrades will be relayed to all ‘Early Bird’ pre-sale ticket purchasers.

This year's CYPRESS HILL SMOKEOUT FESTIVAL will feature an astounding and diverse lineup with over two dozen acts on several stages. Already signed on for exclusive performances are SUBLIME WITH ROME and CYPRESS HILL with special guests. Sublime with Rome made their debut as the new musical collaboration between original members Erich Wilson and Bud Gaugh and lead vocalist Rome Ramirez at the CYPRESS HILL SMOKEOUT in 2009. Following an international tour in 2010 and a new album release Yours Truly in July 2011, the trio will make its way back to the stage where it all began. Festival partners and platinum selling artists Cypress Hill will be performing alongside special surprise guests. Many more artists will be announced at a later date.

In addition to the musical aspect, the CYPRESS HILL SMOKEOUT FESTIVAL is bringing back the ancillary activations that have made it the unique and ultimate-destination festival it is today. The Medical Marijuana Expo will host leading hemp industry exhibits and expert panel discussions, and the Patient’s Only Zen Garden will provide peace and privacy for California registered medical marijuana patients. There will also be a Massive Munchie Garden, interactive vendor village, and much more. A complete list of activities and attractions will be announced at a later date.

Tickets for the CYPRESS HILL SMOKEOUT FESTIVAL will be available for purchase soon. Guerilla Union advises fans to sign up for the official mailing list on to receive the latest information, festival updates, and announcements.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Music Video: Co.exist - Chess Piece (Remix)


Check the new video from LA duo, Co.exist, for the "Chess Piece" remix featured on their 2010 release, Project Pos. Co.exist consists of Destruct and Isaid. The joint was produced by Kev Da Khemist. And the video was filmed, directed and edited by Patrick Vest.


Sunday, October 16, 2011

Music Download: Weapon of The Masses - Between A Rock And A Hard Verse LP

The homeies Weapon of The Masses held it down last night on Breakbeats & Rhymes. They will be opening up for Planet Asia this Friday, October 21st at Da Ill Spot 2 Year Anniversary. Check out their recently released project, Between A Rock and A Hard Verse. Stream and download for free below.

Music Download: Deca - The Veil LP

Earlier this year Queens, NY MC and producer Deca released the dope LP, The Veil. It features 15 tracks with appearances from Roq'y TyRaiD, Ichiban, and Yonnas Abraham. Click below to stream and support with a purchase for $1!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

V.I.P. Records To Shut Down at End of Month

Iconic Long Beach record shop VIP Records is the latest to succumb to the declining sales of the industry. It's definitely a new day with music being so easily accessible on the internet, whether it be legal or illegal.

VIP Records owner Kelvin Anderson told the Long Beach Press-Telegram that "VIP will fold by the end of October if an alternative business plan can't be developed." 

VIP Records is definitely one of my favorite record shops, and just adds to the heartbreak after seeing the recent closing of Fat Beats.

Music Video: General Monks (Planet Asia & TriState)- Keep It G

Peep the new music video for "Keep It G" from Planet Asia & TriState's project, General Monks. It was directed by DirtyDiggs. Download the entire General Monks album Each Step Becomes Elevated for FREE right here. Also if you're in the area, be sure to catch Planet Asia rock Da Ill Spot 2 Year Anniversary on October 21, 2011!

NBA Cancels First 2 Weeks of 2011-12 Season

One thing that I have not blogged about until now is the NBA lockout. I was pretty much in denial that this would happen. But, it has now come to the point that the first two weeks of the 2011-12 season have now been cancelled.

The owners and players are in a struggle to come to an agreement on revenue split. It is a very good chance that the season could be lost all together.Hopefully they reach an agreement pretty soon after last season's many twists and turns. A full NBA season lost would set the sport back a few years.

But hey, click below to watch some of my favorite NBA highlights.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Video: DJ Ruthless Ramsey Scratching Tape Decks

Check this video of Arizona's DJ Ruthless Ramsey scratching with two tape decks! This is fresh!
Ramsey authored the competencies to create the first college accredited turntablism class nationally and internationally in the fall of 2009 at Scottsdale Community College in Arizona .

Music Download: Awthentik - Foreclosure LP

Check the latest LP from DC/Maryland MC, Awthentik, Foreclosure. It features 15 tracks with appearances from Laelo, Kutta, Incwell, Sleepwalker, and others. Awthentik will be opening up for Planet Asia at Da ILL Spot's 2 Year Anniversary show on October 21, 2011.  Click below to stream and for free download.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Music Video: Infinito 2017 - Programmed Slaves (prod. Life Line Eternal)

Peep the new music video from Infinito 2017 for "Programmed Slaves," which is from his album, Rid the Stereotypes and Programmed Slaves. The video was filmed in St. Etienne, France by Justanothercanvas and edited by Heart From Nubia.  Look for the new album Pause Record Not for Sensitve Ears on October 26th, 2011.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Music Download: Noa James - Mirrors In The Clouds feat. Finess The Great & Curtiss King

Check the new joint from the homey Noa James, "Mirrors In The Clouds," featuring Finess The Great and Curtiss King. Click below to stream and for free download.

NBA 2K12 Hits Stores Today

So even though the NBA is currently in a lockout, that did not stop the release of NBA 2K12, which just hit stores today! Maybe I can convince my wife to let me cop that! Check the video below from IGN!

Monday, October 3, 2011

R.I.P. Sylvia Robinson

On September 29, we lost a Hiphop pioneer and musical legend in Sylvia Robinson. She passed away from heart failure at the age of 75. Sylvia Robinson was a very diverse writer, singer, producer, and business woman. She founded the first successful Hiphop label, Sugar Hill Records, and is known for the hit single, "Pillow Talk."

Sylvia opened up many doors for the culture, and  is widely recognized as the "mother of Hiphop" Her funeral will be on October 11th in Englewood, New Jersey at Community Baptist Church.

Check the videos below of Sylvia performing "Pillow Talk" and dope perspective from Tony B Conscious.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Music Video: JNatural - Trigger Finger

Peep the new music video from JNaturaL for "Trigger Finger." This joint is featured on her latest LP, Love Is On Hiatus. The video is pretty entertaining. It was directed by Eric Heights, who also recently deleted a short film by JNaturaL, Desire.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Da Ill Spot vs. Utility Board Shop of Upland 2nite


167 W 2nd AVE






Hazmat Da God

Keon Supreme

Milan King aka Self-Made

Big Rob "The Champ"

Alpha De Omega

Besatree & KSerious